Alumni Testimonials

“I really enjoyed the training at Yoga Veda School. Jacky and Andy are awesome teachers and know how to train new students in an efficient way. They make me feel so comfy during my stay. They took always the time to answer all our questions and if it was necessary they explained it again and again. They taught us patient and self-confidence. I loved the mix between practice Yoga and in that way we learned teaching in the end. Amazing. Also after the training Yoga Veda School will support you always and stays in touch with you. That is really nice. Jacky still answer all my questions and support me from a distance. I am super grateful that i found that school and that i met these amazing teachers! THANK YOU!”

Laura (Germany)

“Both Jacky and Andy are extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of yoga and Ayurveda and lead by example. They provided us with a wealth of information which was delivered at a pace which was easy to digest and offered an abundance of optional continued recommended reading/education. They encouraged us to never stop learning and were very humble. Their experience is apparent and their teaching style is relaxed, yet thorough. They made plenty of time for each and every one of us on an individual basis providing support, answering questions and offering feedback. I have nothing but praise and respect for the work they do. It changed my life and for that I can’t thank them enough.”

Clare M. (Ireland)

“Yoga Veda’s intention in the Teacher Training Course is very clear, staying loyal to the traditions of yoga. Understanding the benefits of yoga from a holistic viewpoint and balancing the mind and body. If your focus is purely on learning how to teach a dynamic powerful asana class this isn’t the course for you, if you want to learn how to use yoga to create a happier lifestyle and be able to share this knowledge with others than this is the right place.  Jacky, Andy and Manon are truly passionate about creating good yoga teachers and making sure the practice is understood as it was intended, going above and beyond to provide support to all of their students on their journey to becoming teachers.”

Rochelle (UK)

“Immersive & enlightening. The natural paring of Yoga & Ayurveda promotes a full and empowering sense of wellbeing.  Being able to share a yoga practice with Ayurvedic knowledge in the future adds another dimension personally and as a teacher.  The teaching of Asana by Manon was beautiful, calm, informative and gradually instilling the Sivananda bliss throughout the practice.”

Natasha (England)

“The course was special because it was holistic.  Sharing and giving the students the tools to not just deliver asana or be an asana teacher but to be supported and understanding what yoga is, spiritually and also the science which supports it.  Overall, my experience was absolutely soulful, uplifting and nurturing.  The knowledge and love shared by the teachers is evident in all they do.  If looking for an integrated curriculum than this is the right fit.” 

Candace (Alberta, Canada)

“This has been a great eye, soul, body opening experience.  It gives you a lot of options and does not force a belief on you.  You’ll learn a lot of philosophy and Ayurveda.  Love it all!  This has been an amazing beginning of a beautiful journey.”

Holly (Netherlands)

“There are no words that can truly describe how very grateful I am to you. As individuals you are wonderful people, together you are extraordinary. This shows itself shamelessly and brilliantly in the haven you have created.  I arrived prepared to enlighten my body to healthy living … I am leaving with enlightened body, mind, heart and soul. How did you do that? You’re clever, you’re skillful, you’re highly effective at what you do. Your ability to selflessly support, nurture and love, I am sure is not limited to those people fortunate enough to cross your path … It is wholly inspiring and I am full of admiration for you.”

John (Ireland)

“I came here looking for a week of detoxing and losing weight not realizing this retreat offers a lot more. It is a retreat in the best sense of the word. A place to recuperate while in harmonious surroundings. Great people, great view, great place.”

James (UK)

“Thanks for sharing your wisdom. It has definitely made a difference to how I see things. You have a fantastic place here and what makes it better is the people. Love your work.”

Todd (Australia)

“Great place, amazing people and much more! I couldn’t have chosen better and I for sure will be back. Thank you all for your love and support.”

Anna (Germany)

“If you are beginner, do not hesitate to take your first yoga step, they will guide you thru with love. If you are experienced, you will find yourself enjoying and learning.”

Tarja (Netherlands)

“What a perfect place to develop equanimity and inner peace. A beautiful environment filled with love and care. The Ayurvedic diagnoses and treatments are exceptional, as is every other aspect of this lovely retreat.”

Michelle (USA)

“My experience changed me and I am forever grateful. The mixture of simplicity with grand beauty and solitude with community was perfectly balanced. I will always love this place and I hope to return in the near future.”

Bethany (USA)

“There are lectures and classes throughout the day and the teachers are incredible! I was given a lot of individual attention and opportunity to ask questions.”

Sara (Australia)

“I would definitely recommend to every single person seeking inner peace and in need of a worthwhile break from the hustle and bustle of life.”

Aida (Netherlands)

“The training in Ajijic was magical! What a wonderful opportunity to learn from two incredible people who embody their teachings beautifully have SO much to share. I am so grateful to have learned so much, expanded my practice, and gained the tools to share it. Jacky and Andy are truly healing cells in the body of the planet and spread their loving light far and wide. Thank you thank you!!”

Juj (USA)

“By the time I left we were a bit like a little family. I was able to learn so much more about my body & food and have changed mine and my families (with some progress) diet for the better.”

Jane (Canada)

“Changed my life. Nervous at first, I signed up. It was the best decision I could have made as I have never felt better mentally or physically. The support and guidance that Jackie, Andy provided was beyond expectation. I felt like part of the family and was quite sad to leave.”

Dina (USA)

“I’ve learned so much about myself and my life. This has definitely been a blessing and a gift for my body and soul!”

Missy (Netherlands)

“This was a trip into the unknown for me, but can honestly say coming here was one of the best decisions I have ever made.”

Beeper (UK)

“Jacky and Andy are a great team and really give you the personal attention you need. I loved my stay. I can say I cleaned my body and soul and it feels great. I quit smoking and even lost 4 pounds!”

Marinka (Norway)

“If like me, you are looking (and above all needing) to totally get away from the craziness and stress of your day to day life / job / love-life & want to switch off your blackberry and have some serious ‘me time’ with true peace and quiet that will allow you to work out what you really want and need from your life.  Come with an open mind, an open heart and knowing that you will spend a lot of time on your own thinking and learning that you don’t need to be surrounded by people and noise in order to have a good time, and you will have a holiday that will not only send you home with a healthier body but also with a healthier, happier outlook on your life and the world generally.”

Katherine (UK)

“This place has really helped me to understand a lot of things & to compose myself. I really recommend it to everybody.”

Matt (UK)

“I was lost, my life was lost. I didn’t know what to do. I was walking around like a like soul.  I called the number.  Andy answered and we talked for just 10 mins. I was feeling much better after that and I decided to meet him. Andy taught me the discipline of yoga, just WOW! Also every day Andy and I would spend few hours just talking about me and my problems, he was the only person who understood and fixed everything, I never found a guy so nice, gentle and open. I really miss him and I’m still in contact, sometimes when I just need a kick in my life, Andy is always there, like a good friend. We spent just 5 days together and believe or not my life is changed better!! Thank you!”

Donald (USA)

“Andy and Jackie were so accommodating to our needs. From the moment we arrived we could feel their generosity and willingness to help.”

Chloe (USA)

“Thank you Andy and Jackie for your help and support during my stay! You’ve been like guardian angels to me and you’ve taught me a lot. I love myself much more than before and my stay at your center has a lot to do with that shift in my consciousness. Thank you!”

Missy (Netherlands)

“First off this was a very last minute addition to my trip so I had no idea what to expect. All I’ve got to say is it was life changing.”

Yoshida (Japan)

“The standard of yoga teaching was superb.”

Ruth (UK)

“I wasn’t quite sure what my next direction in life was, so I randomly decided to go to Ajijic for a month and earn my yoga certification. It was the perfect way and place to reset. I was able to just be, and not be bothered with the daily grind. Everyday I felt accomplished and on my way to finding my new direction in life. Jacky and Andy are an incredible and supportive team. They shared ample amounts of knowledge in yoga, ayurveda, and most notably life itself. I was given many new tools to use in life, and an unforgettable month of beauty.”

Serissa (USA)

“Because of what I learned my eating habits will definitely no longer be the same. I can’t wait to get back home and share what I learned with my friends and family.”

Yoshida (Japan)

“I will never forget my stay and the relationships I created. I think of it often. Very grateful for the experience.”

Stephanie (USA)

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